Synonyms: Nephelium litchi (Lour.) Camb.
Family: Lauraceae - Laurel family
Growth Habit: Tree
Bengali/vernacular Name: Litchi, Lichu, Lachu.
Tribal Name: Ludijaylla (Chakma), Raing shang ui (Murang).
English Name: Litchi.
A medium-sized evergreen tree. Leaves pinnate; leaflets 2-8, oblong-lanceolate or ovate, acuminate. Flowers minute, greenish, in terminal panicles.Fruit ovoid, 3.8 cm long, sharply tuberculate, red when ripe, containing one large, ovoid, brown seed.
A paste of leaves is applied to affected areas in snake bites (Chakma).
Decoction of root is used as gargle in throat infection. Fruit is eaten (Murang).
Cultivated as fruit plant throughout the country especially in northern parts.
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